Workshop 6: Multimedia Workshop II (Photography)

Description: The principles of photography are the primer to video production. Students will go through the basics of photography, from understanding the differences between film and digital, learning the properties of light, frame rates, and developing an eye for composition. They will also learn post-processing, using applications like Photoshop for color correction, formatting, and cropping. Time: 8 hours

Workshop Breakdown

1. Basics of Photography

Students will learn to break away from the tendencies of "snap-snap-shoot," to learn the values of composition through a brief history lesson on photography.

2. Field Work

Students will use photography to capture the essence of their neighborhood from architecture, signs, murals, food, and people, in their community.

4. Personal Blog

Instruct students to select photos to be resized and shared in a personal blog post. Have them write a story about what they saw while they were out shooting, or describe each photo.

Neighborhood Examples:

Materials Needed

Laptop, Projector, Point & Shoot Camera, Video Camera, Editing Tip Sheet, Examples of Photo Styles, Film Format Tip Sheet, Photoshop/Pixlr Tip Sheets

Instructor Resources

Multimedia - Photography PPT, Video Cam/Editing Tip Sheet, Examples of Photo Styles, Film Format Tip Sheets, PhotoShop / Pixlr Tip Sheets

Standards

This workshop meets the following academic standards: CCCS - Speaking & Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2), Grades 9 - 12; CCCS - Speaking & Listening - Presentation & Knowledge of Ideas (5), Grades 9 - 12; Career Technical Content Standards - Technology, Grades 9 - 12; Career Technical Content Standards - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, Grades 9 - 12; Career Technical Content Standards - Responsibility and Flexibility, Grades 9 - 12; Career Technical Content Standards - Technical Knowledge & Skills, Grades 9 - 12; Pathways Standards - Media Support & Services Pathway, Grades 9 -12; Visual Arts Content Standards - Creative Expression, Grades 9 - 12

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